More Than A Machine

“Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God.” – Psalm 147:1

Although the 19th-century inventor John Ericson had been a boyhood friend of the world-renowned violinist Ole Bull, he never went to see a concert, saying music was a waste of time. But Ole, undaunted by his friends’ attitude, entered the inventors’ shop one day and began playing hi violin. Ericson objected at first, but saw his listening workmen drop their tools. Soon he too was enthralled. When Bull stopped playing, Eriscon pleaded. “don’t stop! Go on! I never knew until now what has been lacking in my life!”

A similar kind of one-sidedness occurs in the lives of many Christians. They feed their spirit by reading the Bible, praying, and attending church. But they stop short of being everything God intends them to be. They fail to cultivate a wide range of interests. They don’t listen to inspiring music, not do they take time to appreciate the mysteries and beauties of Gods’ creation. They are imbalanced people.

But not the psalmist. Having God at the centre of his thought-life motivated him to growth and maturity, making his life broad and complete. He took time to observe Gods’ wonders in nature, and he found music to be fitting means through which to worship and praise God. – HVL

The faculties endowed to us
God wants us to employ
To take delight in all He’s made
Of beauty to enjoy – DJD

SOME PEOPLE SEE MORE IN A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK THAN OTHERS SEE IN A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD.

Read: Psalm 147

Taken from Our Daily Bread